Yang Huiren

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Yang Huiren (杨慧人, b. 1952-04-12) is a Chinese 1-dan professional, now living in the United States (where he tends to be called Huiren Yang).

In 2010, he won the North American Ing Masters Tournament.

Co-author of Cosmic Go: A Guide to Four-Stone Handicap Games.

[ext] AGA biography:

Huiren Yang was born in 1952 in the city of Guiyang, Guizhou Province, People's Republic of China. He emigrated to the US in 1994 and has lived in the Boston area in Massachusetts with his wife and son since 1995. He is the chief Go instructor of the Massachusetts Go Club, giving monthly lectures and conducting weekly study groups.

Mr. Yang started playing Go at the age of twelve and was the Guizhou Provincial Junior Champion at the same age. He studied with Xiao Tang Zou, 3p for a brief period. He won the Guizhou Province and Guiyang City championships from 1970-1979, and took fifth place in the National Professional Weiqi competition and was selected to the China Weiqi team in 1979. He was the Weiqi coach of the Sports commission of the Guiyang Railway Bureau and was a coach and mentor to many young future professional players. Among his many students, the most famous one is Quing Liu, [1] who was once one of the top eight players in China.

Yang played in the 10th LG Cup (2005), losing in the first round, to Chen Yaoye 4p (China). Chen went on to beat Lee Changho the next round! (Lee lost a very large group)

He has been beaten twice by amateurs in career games: in 2003 by John Lee in the North American preliminaries of the 16th Fujitsu Cup, and by Jie Li in the 2005 Us Masters.

He used to play as HYang, somerville and sususu at KGS. He abandoned somerville in February 2013, sususu in that April, and HYang in June.

Yang did use HYang twice more after that. He played some games in early 2016, including two against Feng Yun, and also some in January 2020, including one against Ryan Li (Crazywind).

See also Peter Shotwell's lecture [ext] Chinese Go in 1985.

[1] There's no mention of this player anywhere. I don't think Quing is even a Chinese syllable. He's not under Qing either.

Yang Huiren last edited by Malcolm on February 7, 2023 - 19:51
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